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reproduce

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verb re·pro·duce \ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\

Simple Definition of reproduce

  • : to make a copy of (something)

  • : to produce something that is the same as or very similar to (something else)

  • : to cause (something) to happen again in the same way

Full Definition of reproduce

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to produce again: as a :  to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process b :  to cause to exist again or anew <reproduce water from steam> c :  to imitate closely <sound-effects can reproduce the sound of thunder> d :  to present again e :  to make a representation (as an image or copy) of <reproduce a face on canvas> f :  to revive mentally :  recall g :  to translate (a recording) into sound

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to undergo reproduction

  5. 2 :  to produce offspring

re·pro·duc·er noun
re·pro·duc·ibil·i·ty play \-ˌdü-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌdyü-\ noun
re·pro·duc·ible play \-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\ adjective or noun
re·pro·duc·ibly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of reproduce

  1. The concert will be reproduced on compact disc.

  2. Sound effects can reproduce the sound of thunder.

  3. They haven't been able to reproduce the results of the first experiment.

  4. Salmon return to the stream to reproduce offspring.

  5. The virus is able to reproduce itself very rapidly.



Circa 1611

First Known Use of reproduce

circa 1611


Medical Dictionary

reproduce

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verb re·pro·duce \ˌrē-prə-ˈd(y)üs\

Medical Definition of reproduce

re·pro·ducedre·pro·duc·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process

  3. 2:  to achieve (an original result or score) again or anew by repeating an experiment or test

  4. intransitive verb

  5. 1:  to undergo reproduction

  6. 2:  to produce offspring





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